James Bay Community School has a long tradition of support from our community partners and we would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the following key partners in help us provide programming, support and services to our entire community.
Please take a moment to visit their web sites and see the kinds of help our partners provide to JBCS and others.

We would like to take a moment to thank our partners for their continued support.

Fisherman’s Wharf Community Association
The Victoria Esquimalt Harbour is a centre of industry, recreation, learning and celebration. Opportunities abound for recreation, employment and industry. The harbour provides economic opportunity and diversity to the region.
Our Mission: To protect and promote the Victoria Esquimalt Harbour through advocacy, stewardship and community engagement.
The Victoria/Esquimalt Harbour Society encourages participation by individuals/companies who have a direct interest arising from their use of the harbour.

James Bay Community School Society
The James Bay Community School Society is an organization with active staff and board members who are committed to the development of community partnerships in order to provide programs and services that meet the changing needs of the community. As the “Heart of the Community” we provide a neighbourhood gathering place for people of all ages and a strong voice for community leadership while understanding the unique qualities of James Bay.
The James Bay Community School is the non-profit organization that manages the services and activities provided by the James Bay Community School Centre including preschool, before and after school care, leisure and recreation programs, the community café, seniors’ dinner program, facility rentals and special events for people of all ages in Victoria BC.
The James Bay Community School Centre is a non-profit organization incorporated May 2, 1977 with the primary focus of providing the community of James Bay with low-cost/affordable services such as childcare, recreation, senior’s dinners & community special events.
We are located at 140 Oswego Street and are housed within the walls of the James Bay Community School.
The elementary school & the community centre have coexisted and have worked together to provide quality, educational opportunities in a fun environment for the past thirty three years.

South Harbour Partners
South Harbour Partners is a group of James Bay residents who’s Community Partnership include support for school led initiatives. Funds support additional resources which are not covered in the schools annual operating budget. Support in the areas of technology, improved literacy, and events that encourage social interaction with the greater community are priority areas identified by the residents.

United Way Victoria
For 75 years, the United Way of Greater Victoria has worked with our partners to build a strong, caring and inclusive community. Today, while fundraising is still core to what we do, we are a leader convening stakeholders to collaborate and find the best possible solutions to issues in our community. In 2012, United Way funding to 68 community partners helped deliver 117 programs and services to our community’s most vulnerable people.

The United Way of Victoria has generously sponsored our Sportball programme at JBCS.

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in February 2002, and began operating its four port facilities, divested from Transport Canada, in April 2002. Acting as an advocate for the harbour, the GVHA is working to improve its function as a working harbour, and a marine transportation centre with a strong focus on tourism.
GVHA is a society registered with the Province of British Columbia and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority are governed under the Society Act of British Columbia.
GVHA’s Board is comprised of Directors representing the its member agencies and organizations (Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, Provincial Capital Commission, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, the Victoria/Esquimalt Harbour Society, Tourism Victoria, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and the Capital Regional district) and four community directors.
GVHA is passionate about the power of the harbour to act as a catalyst for Victoria to fulfill its destiny as one of the most outstanding harbours in the world. We have a responsibility to value the water connection, to make the harbour alive, accessible and dynamic!

World Fisheries Trust contact them at –
World Fisheries Trust, created in 1995, is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the equitable and sustainable use and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. It acts locally and globally. The approach is multidisciplinary, matching solutions to problems, not problems to solutions.
The organization is not an activist group, but rather works as an honest broker with all points of view and creditable scientific evidence.
We do scientific and social research, contribute to policy development and work on field implementation of solutions. Our particular expertise includes bridging the divide between technical solutions and societal realities, including tools for enhancing community engagement, public awareness, and societal equity.
The combination of local and international projects provides unique insights for this work, as well as providing a conduit between Canadian and international partners.
We are proud to have the World Fisheries Trust as a sponsor of our Seaquarium project located just outside our school office.